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    • tony6403
    • By tony6403 7th Oct 17, 12:21 AM
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    • 7th Oct 17, 12:21 AM
    Vpn 7th Oct 17 at 12:21 AM
    Avast are offering a " VPN Line" privacy arrangement at 1.99 per month for two years.
    It says that all my banking , purchases etc will be encrypted and safe from hackers.
    Is it worth subscribing ?
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    • Susie Richards
    • By Susie Richards 7th Oct 17, 7:49 AM
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    The Opera Brower comes with VPN for Free.

    Just switch it on or off as desired.
    • buglawton
    • By buglawton 7th Oct 17, 9:23 AM
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    • 7th Oct 17, 9:23 AM
    Are you asking about portable device VPN, to use public wifi with more security, or home use? Home VPN shouldn't be needed unless you're trying to access geolocked content. And with any VPN, how do you trust all your data now going through a 3rd party VPNs servers?

    E.g, recent article says there's a strong possibility that Kaspersky AVG exfiltrated files from US spooks computers to Russia.
    • Sicard
    • By Sicard 7th Oct 17, 10:01 AM
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    • 7th Oct 17, 10:01 AM
    The Opera Brower comes with VPN for Free.

    Just switch it on or off as desired.
    Originally posted by Susie Richards

    It doesn't allow you to log into accounts that require a username and password though. At least not for me.
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    • Debbie Savard
    • By Debbie Savard 7th Oct 17, 11:11 AM
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    • 7th Oct 17, 11:11 AM
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    • 7th Oct 17, 11:11 AM
    >Is it worth subscribing ?<

    All the banks use https so you're data is already encrypted, this offer is just a catch-penny
    • RumRat
    • By RumRat 7th Oct 17, 11:17 AM
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    • 7th Oct 17, 11:17 AM
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    • 7th Oct 17, 11:17 AM
    It doesn't allow you to log into accounts that require a username and password though. At least not for me.
    Originally posted by Sicard
    No problem logging into sites with Opera VPN with User and password.
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    • kwikbreaks
    • By kwikbreaks 7th Oct 17, 7:18 PM
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    • 7th Oct 17, 7:18 PM
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    • 7th Oct 17, 7:18 PM
    It doesn't allow you to log into accounts that require a username and password though. At least not for me.
    Originally posted by Sicard
    The free Opera VPN works OK but is short on options such as setting the exit point and so your apparent location. I suspect your login issue is because the specific site doesn't want to let your login through as you are apparently located abroad.

    TunnelBear is free and lets you choose your location but is limited data (1.5GB if you tweet for an extra GB). That should be plenty for the occasions you use open public WiFi.
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